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Where do you live? And why?

Discussion in 'Rallying Point and Range Discussions' started by jim in Anchorage, Jul 27, 2012.

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  1. jim in Anchorage

    jim in Anchorage Member

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    I am curious over the location of THR members and if it shows a trend. I will start. My parents moved to upstate NY when I was 6, ended up in Buffalo in 1972 where I graduated HS 1974. I hung around, always wanting to go West till 1995 when I put my tools in the back of my trunk [I'm a mechanic] and left alone for Alaska. Did not know anyone here, no real idea if I would be able to find a job. And here I still am.

    Why Alaska? Well I think anyone on this forum will understand.
     
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  2. MrValentine

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    I live in northern California because my parents moved here when I was a child. One day, I will leave.
     
  3. OARNGESI

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    az been here all my life
     
  4. TennJed

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    Born and raised in central Mississippi. Now live in the outskirts of Memphis, TN in north Mississippi.

    Why, cause there ain't no place i'd rather be. :)

    The best food, the best music, the best football, the prettiest women, the best authors, and the gun laws ain't bad.

    It is rather hot down here, this time of year though
     
  5. jim in Anchorage

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    Don't say one day. Just go. I kept making excuses and wasted years in a place I didn't want to live in.
     
  6. Skribs

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    I live within 3.5 miles of the 2 houses I grew up in. I don't plan on moving much farther from home.
     
  7. hemiram

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    I was born here in NW Ohio, moved out West to Las Vegas for 7 years. It was fun in a lot of ways, but I got tired of the tan everything, the heat, and the bad air, so I came back. Toledo and this area has a lot of problems, but there are a lot of great things in this area. I can get to anywhere I would want to go in 20 minutes, the weather is better than most of the rest of this region, and I have no reason to go anywhere else for more than a visit. If only I could get Chinese food at 3 or 4 AM like Vegas, I would be totally satisfied.
     
  8. Hossfly68

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    Born in Memphis. Lived in N.E. Ms, Charlotte NC, Nashville and now L.A.--- that's Lower Alabama, not Lost Angeles. Lived in Nashville for 11 years before the alternative weirdness and a useless boss got to me. Loaded up a U-Haul and headed south. I found a wife here so I stayed, but there are days when I wish I'd followed my plan and moved to Vanuatu...
     
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    I've lived in AR, MI, WY, KS, SC, GA, South Korea, NC, Iraq, MT, and now CO. I am in Colorado now for school but will, hopefully, be moving back to MT because; there are vast tracts of public land, low population density, property is relatively cheap, the weather is nice all year (in the western part of the state), and no sales tax.
     
  10. Eric M

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    NJ, born here, waiting to get the hell out.
     
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    Born in KS, moved to CA. Everybody said we were crazy to move to earthquake country, but I sure didn't mind leaving the tornados behind. Have been in central CA (Kern County) since 1975. I love it here about 9 months out of the year.

    Kern county is conservative and nearly "shall issue" for ccw permits. Lots of hunting nearby. Not too far from the ocean, mountains closer.
     
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    I grew up in Minnesota.....was in the middle of a crazy divorce....an oppertunity appeared to run and i've been in central Texas since the end of 1999. Was always going to move to the mountains of wyoming or colorado.......haven't made it out there to live......yet. I still want the mountains but with a warmer winter.
     
  13. NorthBorder

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    25Cschaefer I hear ya. Born in Texas, lived around the country and ended up in Colorado for about 25 years. Came to visit NW Montana in 2000. When we were driving around at 10:30 p.m. and it was still light out, i was hooked. Went back to Colo and told my boss I am retiring in 1 year. lived here 11 years and no regrets.
     
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    I currently live in Wyoming because my father took a job here. Two years ago we moved to Louisiana, we hated it, so we all said yes when my father came home with news of an opening here. I was born and raised in North Dakota, though, and I would like to move back there after a few years of college, provided the crime rate doesn't further increase.
     
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    I'm in AZ, I've more or less lived there my whole life. I love the gun laws, and the desert is not bad (although I'd rather be somewhere with forest), the heat sucks and I hate it, put it's really only unbearable a few months out of the there. I don't like the crime, and i don't like being so close to the border.
     
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    PNW, good weather, good gun laws, fewer people, it is home
     
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    I'd LOVE to live up there!! Every time I go to that area of the country, I'l always impressed by the people. There are always a few that show a bad example..but the majority are respectful. polite, kind, appreciative...and YES..the women ARE pretty!!!
     
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    That was funny!! Trapped!!!!!
     
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    Colorado native here. Born in Denver, spent my first 10 years between my mom's Aurora home and my Dad's Gunbarrel (outskirts of Boulder) residence. Moved to Big Fork, MT for a very short time with dad in 1993, and it's a story I don't wish to elaborate on, but after his death, ended up in Parker, CO, with mom where I spent the rest of my youth. In 2004 at age 22, bought my home in unincorporated Elbert county and have been here ever since.

    MT and AK have a definite appeal, but I like the arid climate and year-round sunshine of CO. The Eastern plains of CO are my home, and Elbert county is one great place to live a placid life and raise a family. This state is also a paradigm of the outdoors life.

    I may leave if this state ever becomes too infested with socialist liberals and our freedoms get legislated away. But despite a relatively large portion of the population being of the other political persuasion, there is a very strong spirit of independence and personal freedom among Coloradoans that has really limited the kind of legislation that is rampant in the North-East and **********. In point of fact, I believe the majority of registered voters in this state are still "Independents".
     
  20. jaytex1969

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    Hatched and reared in Baltimore, MD.

    Ran like Bruce Jenner to the army recruiter at age 17.

    Spent 7 years at Camp Swampy (SE Georgia), with a side trip to Iraq,

    Returned to Baltimore for 8 months after service.

    Ran off to Portland, OR with a young woman.

    Two years later, parted ways with young woman, remembered someone braggin' about how great Austin, TX was, so headed there.

    Been there now 15 years. Great place to live if you never have to leave the house between 3-7pm, when the entire city is a gridlocked incinerator.

    Fair price to pay for not owning a snow shovel and year round motorcycling...
     
  21. TennJed

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    Thanks. Sometimes we get shown in an unfair light, but the vast majority of the people here are great. Never been to Tampa, but have been to many other parts of Florida and love it all

    And I forgot to mention in my previous post, that this is an outdoor paradise. The appalachians are right down the road to the east. The Gulf of Mexico is right down the road to the south. And the best freshwater fishing in the COUNTRY is next door in Arkansas
     
  22. jim in Anchorage

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    Wow this thread is even more fascinating than I hoped. Up front mods please don't lock it . I know little gun talk, but what is it hurting?
    I think anyone on THR is a gun crank, a bro, and their story's fit with the THR mission.
     
  23. Rob0321

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    I grew up in upstate NY, left in 2001 to travel the world at the governments expense. On my way to Colorado because I managed to convince the USMC that they should send me to college for a couple of years. In between traveling all over the world I was mostly station in CA. I don't like CA.
     
  24. kyletx1911

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    Born in kcmo raised in same, hooked up with uncle sugar in78. Back to kc in 82
    Started to get myself in a bind after bind. After my last little run with the law!!! Could have gotten 5-15 in the kansas pen. I woke up and the judge looked at me and said mr j i see that you have work in texas
    Yes ma"am 1yr unsupervised probation court cost
    Never to return but to visit!! Go get right!!
    Brother sold his car for 500.00 moved to austin tx
    Found my wife from kyle tx been here ever since 1997
    Why the move? Dead or in prison!!!

    Btw called to pay my fine no fine on the books misdemenor charge dropped now on the path of being a productive american(thank you jesus and judge)
    I have my chl loving wife grandson girls!!!!
    I win gotta love KYLE TX
     
  25. Pete D.

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    Born in St. Vincent's Hospital in Greenwich Village, NYC. Grew up on Long Island, NY. Lived and worked there until 1980. Then, for work related reasons, I moved with my family to Brooklyn, NY. I have lived there since.
    In 1995, we purchased a few acres in rural PA and built a second home there. nowadays (I am retired) I divide my time between the two homes.
    Despite the many criticisms of NYC, I much enjoy living in Brooklyn (fuggedaboudit!). It is very different than the woodsy, outdoor life a half mile from the Allegheny Front in PA.....a different set of satisfactions. In PA, anything I need to patronize is at least six miles away. In Brooklyn, within a five minute walk, there are at least thirty restaurants, two movie theaters, three supermarkets, a couple of very fine butchers, fresh fish, a brand new, clean, park along the East River, a hospital, and a pistol range in a gun club dating back to 1934. I have had no problem acquiring any gun that I wanted to own while living in NYC. Yes, it does take time and patience and it is expensive compared to PA. Fortunately, I have both of those.
    Pete
     
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